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Stricken yacht saved by RNLI

PUBLISHED: 13:09 15 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:09 15 September 2014

RNLI pull the stricken yacht to safety Credit: RNLI/Alan Carr

RNLI pull the stricken yacht to safety Credit: RNLI/Alan Carr

RNLI/Alan Carr

The yacht's engine had failed, leaving it drifting

A stricken yacht was towed to safety after it suffered engine failure off Gravesend.

The lifeboat launched from the RNLI’s Gravesend station at about 3.35pm on September 13 to help the yacht after it sent out a distress call. The yacht was near Long Reach, close to the Dartford bridge, when its engine failed, leaving it drifting against the tide.

When the lifeboat arrived, the crew decided that the best course of action was to tow the yacht back to a safe mooring. The yacht eventually arrived back at its mooring at the Thurrock Yacht Club.

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